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Old 03-30-2007, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Let me start by saying BBWeather is great! I just wanted more. As well I've noticed people grumbling about complications with the settings on BBweather and how to configure it properly.So here's what I've done:



My weather icon was taken from worldweather.org(link) and is between Gmail and BBMaps. I used SnagIt to capture/ resize and save as a .png file which I then uploaded to Photobucket(link).

Using jfisher's excellent little free proggy for Web Shortcuts(link), I'm able to display this icon on my BB.

NOW to the weather ! Environment Canada has a site designed for mobiles/PDA's and, by extension, blackberries. Point your browser to this address Main Menu (Link) and customize your page for where you live. Here's an example for Los Angeles. All the links work , so you can get forecast, satellite and radar imagery etc.

Works well so I thought I'd throw it out here.

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Fixed your link....
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Good job, looks nice...
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the info is mainly for Canada although it is nice
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Excellent link many thanks!
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the info is mainly for Canada although it is nice
Yeah, I guess this is a somewhat Canada-centric site. However, many of the major U.S. metropolitan areas are covered , and include updated information as well as forecasts and satellite imagery. Sorry about Connecticut!

Here are some of the quick codes I found for US cities that work.

KJFK or
KLGA = New York ( JFK or La Guardia)

KATL =Atlanta

KMIA = Miami

KDTW = Detroit Metro

KDFW = Dallas/Fort Worth

KSEA = Seattle Tacoma

KLAX = Los Angeles

It's basically a hit or miss. Try a city search and see if yours comes up.


International :

VHHH =Hong Kong

HECA = Cairo, Egypt

LEMD =Madrid/ Barajas , Spain

EGLL = London , England
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Got an Issue with BBWeather ...
location ID: CAXX0504 = Toronto, Canada which I confirmed from 2 sources, yet I get the error "Invalid url parameter"

This is after settings & entry were completed after following this link
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ight=BBWeather

EDIT Just noticed that on The Weather Network
Toronto's ID: shows as CAON0696 in the following link:
The Weather Network Toronto Ontario Canada

While,
Weather.com's site shows Toronto's ID as: CAXX0504 in the following link.
Toronto Weather Forecast and Conditions Ontario

So which does BBWeather gather its information from? I get the same error regardless of either ID used. What am I missing.

EDIT2: I had to disable MDS setting, duh silly me.
Also found out its the code that Weather.com uses not The Weather Network.
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